Lenient Local Justice Systems in Blue Cities Lead to Faster Rise in Homicide Rates: Analysis

A WalletHub report concluded that cities with Democratic mayors saw a higher increase in homicides than those with Republican mayors. NTD spoke to John Lott, the President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of “Gun Control Myths.” Lott said it’s not just the politics of the mayors contributing to the rise, but also the local justice systems more broadly, with district attorneys refusing to prosecute violent criminals, and judges releasing large proportions of inmates from local jails.